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Fitting 19" Rims on a VP

Trennaa

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Hey guys..
Being the VP has a skinny arse end in the wheel arches, it's hard to fit anything from 17" or more without modification. I've got 3mm spacers that I (can) use, but im not 100% happy with the idea. Been in talks with a few people about different ideas...

  • 3mm Spacers with longer wheel studs
  • VS IRS rear end conversion
  • 'bubble' the inner arch (get it bubbled in)
  • bash the **** out of the arch to accommodate

Any further ideas?
 

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19's should slip straight on without spacers, and they should tuck in the gaurd. I think even with lowered springs etc. should still fit good. Tyre size should be around 235/35/19 id say
 

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not on the VP mate, the VP and VQ i believe have thinner wheel arch space
 

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bash the **** out of the arch to accommodate o fited 22's by doing this


EDIT not to a vp i just wanted to brag
 

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buy wheels with the correct off set and 20's fit esay as man 28P offset is what you want nad your VY wheels are something like 40P or 45P. thats means there around a 15mm difference so buy 15mm spacers not 3mm mate. My wheel guy has engineered many VP's with 20's 100% legal in SA so it can be done.
 

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in SA its only legal to go up 2 sizes in rims according to ur tyre placard. For example if the placard says 205/65/15 you can legally only go up to 17" rims. But LOTS of people dont care and get 18s 19s etc

RETARDED SA LAWS
 

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Wow.. then i'll have NO wheel stud to play with :)
lol can't you get those spacers that your existing studs bolt to and then they have their own studs actually pressed into the spacer, don't know how legal they are but I have seen them, but really if you want to keep your car tidy go for the VS IRS conversion, I think its only the hubs you need not the whole cradle and everything but I may be wrong. pictured below, Im not sure about your laws in Oz so can't really be sure if your allowed these. and obviously not 6 stud ones.
 

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Yeah, im considering highly a VS IRS setup..
 

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its either vr/vs hubs or those bolt on wheel spacers which are illegal. id rather change to the vr/vs setup. would be worth it compared to the bill you'd cop if something went wrong with the wheel spacers.

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George
 
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